19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, who live in (A)the rural towns, hold the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a day for gladness and feasting, as (B)a holiday, and (C)as a day on which they send gifts of food to one another.

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17 And in every province and in every city, wherever the king's command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and (A)a holiday. (B)And many from the peoples of the country declared themselves Jews, (C)for fear of the Jews had fallen on them.

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